SC’s Military History

From the colonial era to the present, South Carolinians have answered the call to military service and served our state and our country with honor and distinction. Learn more about South Carolina’s fascinating military history by visiting the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum! Founded in 1896, the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military…

Daytrippin’: Summerville, SC

Nicknamed “The Flowertown in the Pines”, Summerville is home to a historic downtown area and charming Main Street, all set against the lush backdrop of pine forests, blooming azaleas and bountiful green spaces in this Lowcountry paradise. Art Gallery Browse the shop-lined streets of the historic downtown and pop into Art Central Gallery, a Summerville…

Life Connected

Laurel Crest in West Columbia offers maintenance-free, independent living for seniors. Located along the banks of the Saluda River, it serves as the ideal location for residents to experience the vibrancy of Columbia, yet be embraced by the tranquility of nature’s beauty. Newly added to the Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina, Laurel Crest remains true…

Can You Escape? Escape Room Fun in the Midlands

Columbia’s #1 Escape Room was started by two sisters Lexie and Tracy, who instantaneously found a connection with creating an immersive and unique experience based off their own night out. The Final Door’s rooms are limited to 6 or 8 people, and they also have the ONLY 4 person room in Columbia. Rooms are highly…

Grab Life By The Phone

The South Carolina Equipment Distribution Program serves SC residents with hearing and/or speech impairments by providing telephone equipment and alerting devices at no cost. These devices are specialized products that help make communication over the phone easier. There are different options available for applicants to choose from. The equipment can be kept as long as…

Let’s Get Fit After Fifty!

Stretching/Balance Activities Senior Resources, Inc. Bishop Avenue Wellness Center 6429 Bishop Avenue | 803.252.7734 Senior Resources, a non-profit organization, has four community Wellness Centers, in Columbia, Blythewood, Eastover and Hopkins. The Wellness Centers host physical fitness programs and other activities daily. At the Bishop Avenue Wellness Center in Columbia, classes include Walking, Stretching, Balance and…

Get Growin’: Embrace the Shade in Your Garden

Article provided by: Wingard’s Nursery Unless you’ve lived in the Midlands in July and August there’s no way to describe “hot” other than blistering, all day, bake in the sun heat! As South Carolinians, we’re always on the lookout for a lush, shady hideaway in our gardens. Here at Wingard’s Market, we want to help…

Tips for a Successful Job Hunt

Lost your job? Thinking about taking a break before you delve into the hunt for a new one? This is a mistake, as employers do not like to see lapses in a person’s work history. It signals that you’re really not all that interested in staying employed. Employers like self-starters. You could consult or blog…

Your Health: Steppin’ Out

Put Your Best Foot Forward  Feet are there to support your weight, maintain balance, absorb shocks and keep you moving forward. They are impacted with each step, adding up to a tremendous amount of force on them by the end of each day. For this reason, foot pain is very common, especially in older feet…

Your Health: Fresh Face

Be Comfortable in Your Skin! Skin goes through many changes as you age. It’s not just the years of sun exposure and bad habits that are catching up with you; skin loses its fat, becomes thinner and less smooth with time, and certain conditions may begin to crop up. Fortunately, with proper care and a…